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Antipsychotics and Pregnancy

Postby pinkcanary » Sat Jun 08, 2019 10:12 am

Hi, I am new here.

I was wondering what your guy's take on people who take antipsychotics and become pregnant. What are the chances of relapse if you stay on your medications? I am not pregnant yet, but want to have children. I have read online that you are vulnerable to relapse post partum because of high stress and lack of sleep.

I'm really hoping that I hear some success stories? Should I be having children?

I do not take drugs or drink alcohol and am doing well on my meds. I am taking Perphenazine 12 mg per day and I do not miss dosages and cannot stop taking my medication because I know I will relapse. So if I get pregnant, I can't stop taking my medication.
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Re: Antipsychotics and Pregnancy

Postby Tyler » Sat Jun 08, 2019 10:17 am

As a man, I couldn't tell you, but this is definitely something you'd want to discuss with your doctors, They would know.
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Re: Antipsychotics and Pregnancy

Postby pinkcanary » Sat Jun 08, 2019 10:34 am

Tyler wrote:As a man, I couldn't tell you, but this is definitely something you'd want to discuss with your doctors, They would know.


That's the thing. They don't know.

I have spoken with an old OB/GYN and he had no idea. He brought out a book and read from it what category each med I take was in, and said that every pregnancy has risks. He didn't help much.
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Re: Antipsychotics and Pregnancy

Postby Dwaynne » Fri May 15, 2020 1:41 pm

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